oa Journal of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Prime numbers

Volume 3, Issue 3
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Everyone knows what prime numbers are: 2, 3, 5, 7, etc., numbers with no factors. I hope to give some results which are unfamiliar to many members and I shall devote some time to the solution of one of the great problems connected with these numbers. It has introduced into mathematics the Zeta function of Riemann. This function and the allied series of Dirichlet are the backbone of work on the theory of numbers and have been, and still are, the subjects of innumerable papers.

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